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Built Environment Networking: Podcast EP10 – West Midlands

In our newest edition of Built Environment Networking Podcasts we hear exclusively from the speakers at our West Midlands Development & Regeneration Plans Conference. This behind the scenes podcast sees Phil Laycock deliver a Q&A with leading figures of the construction and property market giving honest answers to some strong questioning. The exclusive audio footage […]

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Government’s industrial strategy is ‘not ambitious enough’

The government’s industrial strategy is not ambitious enough, the chief executive of Peterborough’s business support agency has warned during a Built Environment Networking conference. Quizzed on the recently published industrial strategy during the devolution debate at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Economic Growth Conference, Opportunity Peterborough’s Steve Bowyer said: “It’s OK but it doesn’t go quite […]

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Oxford to Cambridge growth corridor could be a ‘missing link’

The Oxford to Cambridge growth corridor could be the ‘missing link’ in forging a new east-west transport spine across southern England, according to one of the initiative’s key architects. Alistair Gordon, director of the National Infrastructure Commission’s Cambridge-MK-Oxford study, told the Built Environment Networking conference that the exercise had implications beyond its geographical terms of […]

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Area’s top economic brains to come together to ensure regional growth

The Cambridge and Peterborough combined authority is pulling together some of the area’s top economic brains in an Economic Commission to help inform growth plans, a Built Environment Networking conference has heard. Martin Whiteley, chief executive officer of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough combined authority told the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Economic Growth Conference’s economy session that […]

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Cambridge Underground could be delivered by 2025

A Cambridge underground metro system, with an overground network linking villages and towns to the city, could be coming to Cambridge as early as 2025. Chris Tunstall, Transport Director at The Greater Cambridge Partnership, said news would be announced soon of a new study detailing transport options for the city when speaking at our Cambridgeshire […]

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Urban intensification puts focus on freeing up retail space for housing and employment

Planners needs to think ‘very hard’ about whether to free up retail space in town centres for housing and employment, according to North Somerset Council’s chief executive. Mike Jackson said during the economy panel debate at Built Environment Networking’s West of England Economic Growth Conference that urban intensification was a strong theme of the city-region’s […]

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Overground & underground rail could be a game changer for Bristol

The west of England’s local authorities are hatching plans for a Bristol Tube, the city’s mayor has revealed. Speaking during the devolution panel debate at BEN’s west of England conference, Marvin Rees said that a pre-feasibility study had been carried out into creating a mass transit system for Bristol and the surrounding area. He said […]

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